Walmart workers are struggling to pay their bills. Meanwhile the Walton family - majority owner of the company - is building its $149 billion wealth. The Waltons are robbing American workers and taxpayers in their effort to keep the title of richest family in the country.
Walmart's and the Waltons' low pay business model is not just wrong; it's holding America back.
Will you commit to join us in Louisville on Black Friday if Walmart and the Waltons don't commit to giving a fair shot?
Louisville is long overdue for a raise in the minimum wage. This week, the Ordinance which will raise the minimum wage for Louisville/Jefferson County is expected to be filed, which will increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over a 3-year period. Over 61,000 working people in Jefferson County will get a raise as a result of this.
Now is the time to show your support.
Louisville is long overdue for a raise in the minimum wage. Approximately 62,500 working people in Jefferson County will get a raise as a result of this.
Now is the time to show your support. Type your email to Louisville Metro Council and Louisville Mayor below:
One of the key ways we can build an economy that works for everyone, and not just those at the top, would be to put more money in the pockets of workers. This would not only help those workers who would receive a wage increase, but it could also boost the economy.
Raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 would increase a minimum-wage worker’s annual earnings to $19,777.23 When workers’ wages increase, they have more money to spend on things such as microwaves, school supplies, and even child care. This boost in demand for goods and services will help stimulate the economy and create opportunities for all Americans.
I'll be there at least five times over the next year...
...standing up for our rights as working people for a decent standard of living;
...supporting the rights of all workers to bargain collectively;
...fighting for secure family-wage jobs in the face of corporate attacks on working people and our communities;
...organizing the unorganized to take aggressive action to secure a better economic future for all of us;
...mobilizing those already organized to join the fight for jobs with justice.
Time and time again, when Walmart workers have come together to call on the company to address low wages, erratic schedules, paltry benefits, and unacceptable working conditions, the company has attempted to silence or outright fire them.
But the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – the federal agency charged with protecting workers' rights – just announced that it's pursuing a rare national complaint against Walmart for retaliating against and threatening more than 100 workers.
The law is finally catching up to the world's largest retailer and the chinks in Walmart's armor are mounting! But we need to continue making our voices heard so that Walmart does right by its employees.
Join us on Black Friday, November 29th, 9am at UFCW Local 227, 3330 Pinecroft Drive, Louisville, KY 40219 as we take action with #walmartstrikers.
Want to do more? Make a contribution to Kentucky Jobs with Justice.
We are urging the Metro Louisville and Jefferson County community to take a stand by passing a Friendly City Ordinance. A Friendly City Ordinance will significantly increase the safety of the county, while recognizing the human dignity of each person. Louisville will be aligning with over 134 cities nationwide by initiating this ordinance and this will be one more reason why Louisville is truly the leader in being a Compassionate City.